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in the next half hour. the toll mounting as talks continue for a ceasefire between israel and hamas. >> barack obama becomes a first- inning president to visit burma. but >> lewis hamilton wins the u.s. grand prix. >> ban ki moon has arrived in cairo in support of the cease- fire between israel and hamas. >> the exiled leader of hamas says they must take the first up a bit want the truce in israel. they will consider a cease-fire in israel and their attacks and the siege of gaza. >> israel has bombed building and at least 90 people have been killed and some 700 wounded since the air strikes began. >> the bombardment of gaza continues. israeli defense forces are picking targets they say it are connected to palestinian militants. the billionaire also among the latest casualties. across the border in israel, ground troops are massing in preparations for a possible invasion. israel has no mobilize and 40,000 reservists. elsewhere, diplomats are attempting to broker a ceasefire. in jerusalem, middle east peace envoy tony blair met with perez to stop the rocket attacks. >> it is clear we do not have
will remain in control of goma. clucks in >> order coming in of a ceasefire. hamas officials are saying a deal has been reached. >> israel and indeed to say the talks are ongoing. benjamin netanyahu has put in a call saying it's time to choose between peace and the sword. >> they are awaiting confirmation of a truce as they continue strikes ... and they continue rocket attacks. >> ceasefire talks at a crucial stage as negotiators continue to shuttle between israel and gaza. a delegation of arab league 04 ministers and other turkish counterparts meeting with hamas earlier in gaza. it's unclear if the visit was aimed of brokering a ceasefire or whether was a show of solidarity with hamas. egypt is at the center of international efforts to mediate a truce between israel and hamas. u.s. secretary general ban ki moon is lending his support. >> my message is clear. all sides must avoid fire. further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk. >> our leaders, he traveled to jerusalem with talks -- to talk with benjamin netanyahu. he condemned the attacks and the loss of civilian live
for you? >> now bbc world news america. israel kills the leader of hamas in the of the, causing an escalation of violence. governments should stop cutting benefits and start creating jobs. welcome to manhattan, kansas. >> may know more about technology than a tomcat's knows about baking gingerbread. >> welcome to our viewers. israel killed the military commander of hamas and launched a series of attacks. hamas vowed in this would open the gates to hell. military action will continue. >> for the people of gaza, it looked like a war, and as in most wars, civilians are caught up in the violence. the first target today was the biggest hamas's most senior military leader was typify and -- hit by a military strike. he died instantly. hamas says this is a major provocation. good >> they will pay a price for this, because he was one of our most exceptional leaders. >> she sat at the top of the military wing. tonight israel published these images. the army released video footage of him being tracked and the moment when his car was hit. israel said the strike followed a wave of rocket att
. >> now a spokesman for hamas sounded cautiously optimistic that a cease-fire could be at hand telling cnn we are close, we are on the edge. cnn has reporters blanketing the region to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of this crisis in gaza. fred pleitgen is in ashkelon, ben wedemans in gaza city. ben wedeman, good morning, set the scene for me. >> reporter: yes, brooke, it was a noisezy night and we saw intense bombardment just behind where i'm standing. that was proceeded by increasing sort of mounting reports that a cease-fire was about to be announced or a period of calm. but it appears that there were problems within the israeli government that prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his foreign minister lieberman didn't see eye to eye with the defense minister who was leaning towards accepting this draft proposal sent by hamas via the egyptian government. so once it was clear that those efforts had sort of run into a brick wall, we saw an intensification of israeli air strikes and of course rocket fire out of gaza as well. one of the rockets, rather, one of the air strikes hit
clinton announced truce after a week of retaliation for hamas rocketfire. in a region where they come and go like the seasons, there are concerns how long it can last. we begin in southern israel. >> restaurant, mile from the border, rest of the soldiers like the rest of the country watch noose announcing a cease-fire. officials mediate the deal. as did the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. who arrived yesterday in the middle east. >> we will work to consolidate the process, provide security for people of israel. >> half an hour before the truce was scheduled to take effect, benjamin netanyahu spoke to the country. >> i know there are citizens expecting more reangst. we should use this opportunity to achieve a long lasting cease-fire. >> barrage of rockets targeting israel. minutes after there is a border town. >> part of the agreement is israel will stop the targeted assassinations and ease restrictions on five-year-old border blockade. earlier in the day the man tossed a bomb inside a bus in tel aviv. 12 people hurt and the attacker fled. first bus bombing in tel aviv since 2
over the last 24 to 36 hours is that despite the fact that the air strikes continue and hamas rockets continue, the push on the ground is for a diplomatic solution. and today, a huge number of important diplomats are coming to israel and to 9 region, not just the u.n. secretary-general, but the u.s. secretary of state as you've just said has been dispatched by president obama to meet face-to-face with the principles in this conflict. the prime minister of israel, the president of egypt who is taking the lead in organizing these cease-fire negotiations from the hamas side with israel. soledad? >> christiane, that sounds like the short-term option, right? you sort of try to hold everything down while you negotiate some kind of a short-term peace. what are people saying about the longer-term options here? >> well, you know, there's a lot of devil in the details, as always. you know, each side wants to make sure it's not just a short-term. it's a long-term option. because on the one hand, israel wants a long-term solution to the rockets that are being fired into israel, and into threateni
>>> truce in place. residents of gaza rejoice as israel and hamas agree to cease-fire. many wonder whether it will hold. israeli forces and hamas militants traded fire for more than a week. they rained rockets on each other right up to a deadline but they agreed to a cease-fire and for now, it appears to be holding. both sides promised to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks and the targeting of individuals. israeli officials agreed to open border crossings and allow the free movement of people and good that clause is scheduled to take effect after 24 hours. >> translator: after all the efforts, we were able to end violence and achieve a cease-fire. >> the egyptian foreign minister brokered the talks. he reaffirmed egypt's commitment to the palestinian cause and a need for just resolution. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton helped negotiate the deal. she promised to work with partners in the region. the israeli military killed about 160 palestinians during the conflict. palestinian militants fired rockets from the gaza strip that killed five israelis. prime minister n
in gaza after israeli air strikes killed the military leader of hamas. >> ifill: plus, there were new calls today for laws to police pharmacies like the one linked to the meningitis outbreak. betty ann bowser's update includes the story of one family's loss from the disease. >> i can't really think of one them them without the other. he was such a vibrant person that who lit up the room and there's such a great big hole missing. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's nehour major funng for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by theorporationor public roadsti. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the president faced the white house press corps today in a wide-ranging session. he addressed two major stories-- the fiscal cliff and the sex scandal that ousted the c.i.a. director-- plus immigration, climate change and more. newshour correspondent kwame holman has the story. >> please have a seat. i hear u have some questions for
conflict between israel and palestinian group hamas. the bus was traveling on a busy road in central tel aviv. associated press reports the explosion happened near israel's military headquarters. investigators are trying to figure out what happened. they say there could have been more explosives on the bus. israeli government officials tell reuters this was a terrorist attack. the cease-fire negotiations between israel and hamas are believed to be entering their final stages, but whether it's bus bombings, air strikes or rocket attacks, fighting between the two sides have not let up. so far 140 palestinians and 5 israelis have been killed. egyptian officials are mediating the truce talks. a hamas representative tells nhk the palestinian group is pushing for israel to lift its economic blockade of gaza. the local media report israeli negotiators are willing to do that, but only once the cease-fire is in effect for a certain period of time. discussions are also reportedly under way about the possibility of getting egypt and the united states to establish a framework to monitor the truce. a
-- a cease-fire between israel and hamas is due to begin right now -- watching the gaza skyline. >> germany signals it will support a request for patriot missiles and their crews. >> they will need a win tonight. >> israel and hamas have agreed to a truce after just over a week of violence. it was due to come into effect just moments ago. >> that's right. the deal was announced in cairo by the egyptian foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state. the truce calls for an immediate halt to the fighting and reportedly aims to work towards a longer-term solution as well. >> the latest escalation in violence began just over a week ago. since then, some 140 palestinians and five israelis have been killed in air strikes and rocket attacks. >> we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gauze in a moment, but first, let's get back to evens earlier in it -- earlier in the day that threatens to derail the talks -- we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gaza in a moment. >> panic on the streets of televisa. ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion. -- panic on the streets o
begin in the middle east. this morning efforts to end the fighting between israel and hamas have so far come up short. fighting rages on both sides of the border. secretary of state hillary clinton held a late night meeting with the israeli prime minister. this morning she met with palestinian president. later today she will be in cairo to meet with world leaders. palestinian gunmen shot and killed six men they say were collaborating israel and dragged one body behind a motorcycle. susan mcginnis is watching all of this. >> reporter: good morning. once again there were signs of a deal and, again, they slipped away. now in cairo, secretary clinton will meet with officials who are in contact with hamas and now talking about a deal she says in the days ahead. as truce talks continue so does the violence. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel early this morning. the israeli military launched dozens of air strikes overnight and this morning. and hamas militants have launched more than 100 rockets into israel in the past 24 hours. five israelis and more than 1
on to the streets to celebrate as cease fire ends eight days of deadly strikes between israel and hamas. we kick off three hours with the euro son flash services pmi, 5.7. a little weaker than consensus. lowest since july 2009. business expectations 48.6. manufacturing manufacturing pmi 46.2. composite pmi as a result 45.8, which is pretty him bang in line with the reuters poll. so service sectors worst since july 2009, decline in manufacturing eased a little bit more than expected in november. joining us, chief european economist. ricar ricardo, thanks for joining us. so still a negative territory. what does this point to in terms of the economic decline for the fourth quarter? >> i think it's in line with the idea that real sgchlt dp will decline by at least 0.2%, possibly 0.3%. it will give us a negative entry point in 2013 when i expect an average growth of minus 0.2%. so still moderately recession territory. >> the german flash composite pmi 47.9, services 48, manufacturing 46.8, is germany -- we just saw the 0.2% print. is girl aermany going to have a negative contract? >> i'm looking for a co
of the cease-fire between israel and hamas, first of all. sandra: it certainly is. not really sustaining the selloff. currently down $0.24, still a little bit of a selloff but nonetheless prices have been coming down into thanksgiving weekend. a lot of drivers hitting the road, 34 million of them writing. obviously the cease-fire has an immediate impact on prices going down, but a lot of you say oil and gas will be going higher the rest of the year. >> we have come off of the 100 level. obviously we have seen high volatility in that market up 3%, down 3%. the last four days of trading up 2%, down 2%, a lot of volatility. all regarding the uncertainty in the middle east as you mentioned definitely prices at the pump are a concern. as long as sales are below 10$100per barrel. it just came off of an extreme. 70s are the lower extreme. sandra: a lot of traders on the floor so they are preparing for higher prices. a lot of these folks are saying if we get a compromise as far as the fiscal cliff, by the end of the year this event means higher oil and gas prices, so there is a lot of indecision
and hamas held firm today, as a semblance of normal life resumed in gaza and israeli troops began moving away from the border. good evening, i'm hari sreenivasan. on the "newshour" tonight, we get on-the-ground reports about the state of the fragile peace, even as both sides vowed to act if the truce is violated. then, we turn to greece's financial crisis. paul solman offers an inside look at the negotiations to tackle the debt problems. >> as both knowledgeable outsiders and insiders attest, the tug-of-war between europe's borrowers and lenders continues and probably will, for years. >> sreenivasan: many americans are headed to the mall tonight after finishing thanksgiving dinner. we examine how black friday has morphed into gray thursday. jeffrey brown has another thanksgiving day story about a turn of the century photographer who dumented the lis of native aricans. >> he ended up being the largest traffic odyssey in american history. he ended up doing 2,200 pages of text telling life stories, diets habits, sex lives. it's documentaries of lives and nations and people and one man did
apparently attempting to fly under the radar as world media focused on the conflict between israel and hamas in the gaza strip in the last 10 days. so fox news learning that iraq is once again allowing iran to use their airspace to rearm syria's president in his fight against the rebels. leland vittert has been on this story now. he joins us live from jerusalem. leland, what do we know here? >> reporter: martha, it is no secret that iran wants to keep president bashar assad in power there in syria but they're becoming increasingly sneaky how they are getting him weapons, ammunition, other things to continue the fight against his own people. western intelligence sources confirm this video shows cargo planes that have landed from iran inside syria flown by iraqi airspace. despite very intense u.s. pressure to stop those flights. they land. they off-load and the people you are watching our sources tell us are iran revolutionary guard corps members helping the syrian regime. according to our sources the revolutionary guard used all media attention that happened in gaza, no one is talking about s
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eight days of punishing israeli air strikes and hamas rocket fire. each side claimed the ceasefire was a victory, but neither was certain the truce would last. we begin with a report from alex thomson of "independent television news" in gaza. >> reporter: party on, a show of joy, relief and unity. the flags of hamas, islamci jihad and fatah. all factions are friends today, at least in public the kalashnikovs are celebratory for now but hamas was pledging to break the ceaseifre even on day one if the blockade of gaza isn't lifted. >> if the palestinian will stay and the occupation in the west bank and here under israeli, gaza under siege, i don't think there is going to be a long ceasefire. one day or in a few days, a few weeks, a few months, they're gonna break this ceasefire. by occupation he means this, areas, just one militarized crossing from gaza to israel. and israel decides what crosses- - goods, people. it is a complete commercial strangehold on a place desperate to be a country. policemen able to show themselves on the streets without being targets for the first time in n
's time a cease-fire will take effect in israel. israel and hamas have agreed to stop the shooting, end days of rocket attacks and bloodshed. it is officially set now to go into effect at 9:00 p.m. local time, 2:00 p.m. eastern time here in the u.s. the deal announced by the egyptian leader, mohamed morsi, and secretary of state hillary clinton. it was later confirmed by israeli president benjamin netanyahu. comes just hours after a bomb blew up on a bus in the heart of tel aviv. dozens were injured. so far no claim of responsibility but hamas called it a blessed event. within the last few hours, israeli air strikes continued in gaza. this is video of secondary explosions when an hamas weapons depot was hit. michelle caruso-cabrera, our chief foreign correspondent is watching reaction at the nyse. michelle? >> that pushed the dow to the highs of the session. the announcement of the cease-fire got us another 25 points. we have come off the highs, 12,839 is where the dow stands right now, higher by more than 50 points, .4%. president obama reportedly just spoke with israel's prime ministe
killing of hamas military chief. palestinians who turned out for the funeral of him as a martyr. israel says he masterminded attacks on israelis, including the 2006 kidnapping of a soldier. in israel, a town came under fire from across the border on thursday. three people were killed. israel says deaths like these underscore the need for a tough response. >> in recent days and weeks, hamas and other terror organizations in gaza have made normal life impossible for normal israelis. no government would tolerate a situation where nearly 1/5 minutes people live under a constant barrage of rockets and missile fire, and israel will not tolerate the situation. >> the palestinian president has cut short a visit to europe, and palestinian officials say they are seeking to diffuse tensions. >> we have a very tense situation in gaza, and we have a situation deteriorated every hour. >> the egyptian president warned of a spill over. >> israel has to realize that we cannot accept this aggression. it has a negative effect on stability in the region. >> israel has code-named its operation "pillar of de
and strikes against those rocket centers hamas was able to launch rockets at tel aviv which nearly hit, that's a main success for hamas. >> you can talk about the visit by the prime minister and there was continued violence during the period? >> reporter: the egyptians coordinated the meeting with israel and hamas and they agreed on a cease-fire. israel said that she would stop firing rockets during the prime minister's visit, but there was a condition that the palestinians should not fire rockets at israel and in fact the cease fire was broken first by the palestinians who did fire rockets in to israel so israel resumed their attacks on on gaza. and it was very heavy period. there were 85 separate israeli rocket attacks on gaza. the prime minister's visit was mostly about support, but also a feeling that there is a hope i guess that a period cease fire was on the agenda, too. >> martin we hope hope to hear more from you you later in the program. thanks very much. meantime tony blair has told cnbc that egypt's role in the crisis is pivotal. >> i think the efforts of egypt and others to creat
between israel and the palestinian militant group hamas. five people in israel have been killed by rocket fire launched from the gaza strip. in gaza, the death toll is more than 130 since israel started bombing last week. here's susan mcginnis with more. >>> reporter: a bomb destroyed a bus in tel aviv, israel, wednesday. the blast blew out the windows and wounded at least 10 people. investigators don't yet know if the bombing is connected to the battle being waged in the gaza strip. hamas and israel continue their aerial assault on each other. hamas has launched more than 200 rockets in the past 24 hours and israel bombed dozens of targets overnight. >> we are in a battle to save lives. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu met with secretary of state hillary clinton tuesday night. he says israel is hoping for a peaceful end to the fighting. >> if there's a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to had problem through diplomatic means, we prefer that. >> reporter: clinton assured israel of u.s. support. >> the rocket attacks from terrorist organizations inside gaz
military figure in hamas. why one leader predicts this is just the beginning of the violence. big european cities,, spending cuts in the face of government debt. debt. live in london and coming up p. next. new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. rick: fox news alert. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is reportedly know calling for an emergency meeting of the arab league after today's airstrikes by israel into gaza. these strikes hitting hamas targets all across the region, killing one of the group's top military commanders. now an israeli military spokesman is predicting days of fighting with the palestinians. leland vittert i
be right for you. bill: it's one of those wed days in the middle east. hamas reporting that its top it in commander has been killed after an israeli air strike. the middle east continues to pop. that news just in here at america's newsroom. martha: we have new details on a deadly plane crash that happened in mis. the plane sputtering after takeoff. all three people were pilots onboard that plane are dead. one person on the ground is injured. what do we know about what happened here? >> reporter: the single-engine plane was headed to an faa security conference 30 miles away. but it sputtered out of control shortly after takeoff. all three people onboard were pilots. it happened in jackson, mississippi, not far from the zoo and at least one person was inside the home. she escaped by jumping out of the window and was taken to the hospital. the owner of the plane was scheduled to be on that flight but didn't because he decided to go hunting with his family last minute. martha: what do we know about this plane specifically. >> we know the faa and ntsb are investigating. but the owner say
inside gaza to speak with members about of hamas about the future of this truce. >> and life in the aftermath of the deadly conflicts. >>> americans coast to coast hoping to strike it rich this holiday season. that is not the federal budget deficit you're looking at. the powerball jackpot reaches $425 million. the latest on the big drawing just ahead. jenna: now we turn to the latest on the new health care law. the supreme court ordering the fourth circuit court of appeals to take a second look at liberty university's challenge of the health care law. the christian school believes americans should not be required to purchase health insurance and employers should not be forced to provide it if there are religious objections to certain provisions like birth control that are part of the health care they're providing. the move could open the door for president obama's health care law to be backed before the supreme court late next year. david rifkin is a constitutional law attorney and former white house counsel under presidents reagan and george h.w. bush. nice to have you with
hamas' top military commander during air strikes. condemnation of the attacks from israel's neighbors have come thick and fast. iran called the attacks organized terrorism. egypt's foreign minister called for a formal u.n. security council meeting to discuss the attacks. and said they must end. >> translator: egypt strongly condemns the israeli air strike in the gaza strip and the kellings of civilians and the assassination. we strongly condemn it. >> and wide gdemonstrations turned violent. in spain, riot police fired rubber bullets. and in lisbon, protesters tore down barricades lobbing rocks and bottles. workers also protested in greece, france and well engine against government policies that have driven up unemployment. the gdp is expected to sling by 0.2% in the third quarter pushing the bloc officially into recession territory. the eurozone downturn is taking its toll on germany. they had resilience tocrisis. economists are warning country could see a further contraction in the last three months of the year as dim prospects for the currency bloc continue to weigh on consumer and
taken a step towards expanding its missile defense. existing systems down. hundreds of hamas rockets during the recent violence and now they have successfully tested a new weapon against medium-range domiciles. israel hopes will be ready by 2014. -- medium-range missiles. thousands of angry workers in bangladesh have been protesting after ianother fire after the worst ever factory blaze. >> eclipsed the focus on note the working conditions. have forced the closure of the other factories and lay the area. to many of those responsible, they want them to be punished. >> firefighters could not contain this blaze, so the workers pitched in to help. together, they managed to put out the fire. it was the second factory fire outside of the capital in days. this time, no one was killed only a few people were injured. but employees are angry at what they say is a complete lack of fire safety of the workplace. >> there are fire extinguishers but they do not work. they are really for show. the water supply and the fire extinguishers are locked and an operative. we have received in a fire safety
on sunday. this is part of israelily forces attempt to broaden their attacks to include residences of hamas leaders. they hit a two story residential building and killed at least 12 people, including 10 people from the same family. there were an increase of hits overnight. they hit the police headquarters in gaza as well as another house. and those casualty numbers have yet to reach us. but officials in gaza say that at least at this point 95 have been killed over the course of this latest conflict. here in israel, the rockets keep coming. there have been 16 fired at the country since midnight last night. a good portion of these rockets are being taken down and intercepted by a missile defense system here known as the iron dome. it's been incredibly successful and has limited certainly casualties here on the ground in israel. >> seems like an intractable situation. stephanie, thank you. a lot of the analysis over the weekend, harass leader that was killed was instrumental in bringing the supply chain to get these long range 45 miles that can hit tel aviv to bring them in from iran, they kno
of hamas? while they're lobbing missiles into gaza? >> hamas is another muslim brotherhood government that is facing pressure from extremes. it was the extremists who were shooting the rockets over to israel. there were negotiations going on to get that stopped. >> are you saying hamas are moderates? >> compared to the salafists and al qaeda, yeah. they are a muslim brotherhood government which is why morsi had the leverage to negotiate the cease-fire. >> mika, a lot of interesting things, talking about foreign policy going on here at home, talking about who the next secretary of state may be, john mccain said, along with lindsey graham and several others, who said they were going to fight susan rice tooth and nail, that sort of changed over the weekend, didn't it? >> that appears to be changing just a tad bit. heilmann, you wrote about it. senator mccain is softening his attacks on u.n. ambassador susan rice after vowing to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. republicans claim ambassador rice deliberately misled the country in the aftermath of the september 11th att
the backdrop of a fragile cease fire between the israelis and their forces and the militants from hamas. >>> workers cracked open the grave today of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat. it's all part of an investigation into whether somebody poisoned him. assassinated him even. he died in 2004. what killed him is still officially a mystery. israel has denied poisoning him at all. but over the summer, a lab in switzerland detected traces of a radioactive material in stains on his clothing. the current palestinian leader authorized this investigation to determine once and for all what really killed yasser arafat. although getting actual answers could prove very difficult. david lee in our jerusalem news room early wednesday morning. >> getting an answer on how yasser arafat died with reasonable certainty is highly unlikely, but possible. a team of experts this morning took samples of his remains to look for a radioactive substance those exhuming his body had to overcome cultural and religious objections. a tarp was placed around to keep akay onlookers. workers even had to hand in ce
here as a massacre. one that targeted the home of a senior member of hamas' military according to the israelis but inside that residential house were families. 12 people were killed including four children and four women. it's created a sense of anger among many here in the palestinians of gaza that the international community is not exerting enough pressure to stop the assault on the people of the gaza strip. palestinian faction says they are prepared in the event that israel launches a ground invasion here. they are willing to defend their territory with their lives. in egypt the focus has shifted a bit because politicians are trying to broker a cease-fire or truce between israel and palestinian factions. there are sticking points but there are signals or at least some early signs that a truce may be on the horizon that would be welcome news for people certainly in gaza and also in israel. back to you. >> thank you so much for that. reporting through the weekend and today from gaza. oil prices rising as fighting between israel and hamas does continue. could this be the beginn
of israel that israel has conducted a military action killing a senior hamas leader. an air strike in the gaza area killed the head of the hamas military. one of the things a number of traders heard about that earlier but one thing is an israeli military spokesman says this is the start of a broader operation. so that is one of the things. it seems to have the market a little bit on edge and has them bidding up oil at this hour. the one trader i talked to said between the tensions between israel and hamas if we'll see that spiking up obviously israel and syria over the last few weeks, that's better than israel and iran. back to you. >> that's true. bertha, thank you very much for that. congratulations if you are hold cisco shares coming into this session. they are experiencing a good bump on last night's results. we'll talk about what they are doing right and whether risks lie ahead next on the program and who would be affected the most if we go over the fiscal cliff? we'll get up close and personal with the cliff and as we head toward the break, another fiscal cliff fact. >> if la
the blast a spokesperson for hamas called this a heroic attack. >> thank you, stephanie gosk with the situation in tel aviv. >> let's take a check on crude oil. of course, it has moved almost in lockstep with how, you know, deep the crisis has gotten over there. wti is a picture we're looking at right now. really the biggest action over the past three days has been in brent. that's much more tied to the international oil market outside the united states. that's where we see the real increases over the past three days. in fact, the premium of brent to wti, that has widened to as much as 23.58. that's the widest level we've seen over the past three days. there we go, brent is up 1.3%. >> we've got the retail countdown to black friday for you. let the tablet wars begin. which device will santa be carrying this year? all the christmas references will work their way into our teases. we'll take a closer look at the tech showdown. one more check on futures, moderate weakness. we'll see how we close out. a full session, probably a light volume ahead of a shortened session on friday.
and i had that's been in place since 2006 and they want israel to stop targeting hamas leaders. in israel, officials want the rockets to stop targeting large cities. we've just yesterday experienced two sirens. rockets launched towards tel aviv. they were short down by the iron dome missile defense system. but so far the violence hasn't stopped. it's been going back and forth. the worst attack, a residential building, two stories that collapsed after it was hit, 12 killed, ten of those from the same family. >> i'm just thinking back to when hamas did legally win the general elections in 2006. they then seized control of gaza 2007 and kept the block and i had in place. do you think the israelis are doing everything they can to avoid now a ground invasion, or is there a notion that a ground invasion is inevitable that the stage? >> it depends. i don't think there is an inevitability. there are different camps as to whether they can achieve their goals. certainly there are those who believe a ground invasion is what they need. and then there are those that would like to see some s
to broke aerodeal between israel and hamas. strikes on gaza and rocket attacks into israel continue. >> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> all right, we're into hump day, the day before thanksgiving, of course, as well. on today's show, we'll have updates from athens and brussels as the eurozone ministers fail to ruse a deal for greece. air strikes and rocket fire continue in the gaza strip in tel aviv, as hillary clinton urges both sides to diffuse violence. we'll have the latest live from zree israeli. we'll also take the pulse of the polish country. analysts from warsaw 40 minutes from now. >>> we'll be in providence, rhode island, to preview travel ahead of the thanksgiving holiday with the head of operations at peter pan bus lines. >>> but first, after nearly 12 hours of talks, eurozone finance ministers have failed in their quest to agree conditions that would have allowed the next chance of bailout cash going to greece. what's next? what's gone wrong? we'll be joined by jules in athens in a few minutes. but let's start off with
.25 points. fractional move there at 1379. meanwhile, cease fire between israel and hamas announced earlier today. we saw an immediate reaction in the market. take a look at this chart. the dow rallying as soon as the news hit the tape. >> we saw oil go down, as a matter of fact. things are coming back here. let's get to it with our next guests in today's close cl"clos" exchange. theoretically, the cease fire is an hour old. markets responded initially, but they've sort of regressed after that. you just saw the dow jones industrial average intraday. we saw a move to the upside. don't call it a super rally, but certainly definitive. the markets had been very nervous about whether the situation could eventually explode into something far bigger in the middle east. there's the intrasession for the dow as well. the news came along with secretary of state hillary clinton announcing that the egyptian foreign minister and the minute that happened, that's when we started to see the appreciation. again, we wanted to know this was not going to become something far wider in the middle east. we knew th
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